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Kidney disease and diabetesKKidney disease and diabetesKidney disease and diabetesEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;KidneysEndocrine system;Renal system/Urinary systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Kidney disease may occur later in life as a result of diabetes. Learn about diabetic nephropathy, diagnosis and treatment.</p><p>The <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=kidney-child">kidneys</a> are the body’s filtering system. Blood flows through the blood vessels of the kidneys, where toxins and waste go from the blood to the urine. People with <a href="/Article?contentid=1717&language=English">diabetes</a> are at a higher risk for kidney disease as high blood glucose (sugar) levels and high blood pressure can damage the kidneys over time. This damage results in the kidneys being unable to properly filter the blood. Kidney damage due to diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>High blood pressure and high blood glucose (sugar) can cause damage to the kidneys, which results in them being unable to properly filter the blood.</li> <li>Nephropathy is diagnosed through a urine test.</li> <li>Excellent blood-sugar control, medication and good blood pressure control can help prevent kidney damage or slow progression.</li></ul>
Néphropathie et diabèteNNéphropathie et diabèteKidney disease and diabetesFrenchEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;KidneysEndocrine system;Renal system/Urinary systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Une maladie rénale peut survenir plus tard dans la vie à la suite du diabète. Apprenez-en davantage sur la néphropathie diabétique, le diagnostic et le traitement.<br></p><p>Les <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=kidney-child">reins</a> constituent le système de filtrage de l’organisme. Le sang circule dans les vaisseaux sanguins des reins où les toxines et les déchets y sont filtrés, puis dirigés vers l’urine. Les personnes atteintes de <a href="/Article?contentid=1717&language=French">diabète</a> sont plus à risque de développer une maladie du rein. Une présence élevée de sucre dans le sang provoque une pression artérielle élevée qui peut endommager les reins au fil du temps. Les dommages résultent de la difficulté des reins à filtrer le sang adéquatement. Les dommages rénaux causés par le diabète portent le nom de néphropathie diabétique.</p><h2>À retenir<br></h2><ul><li>La pression artérielle élevée et l’hyperglycémie (sucre) peuvent endommager les reins, ce qui les empêchera de bien filter le sang.</li><li>Le diagnostic de la néphropathie est réalisé à l’aide d’un test d’urine.</li><li>Une excellente maîtrise de la glycémie, un bon contrôle de la pression artérielle ainsi que le recours à des médicaments peuvent aider à prévenir les lésions rénales ou à ralentir leur progression. </li></ul>

 

 

Kidney disease and diabetes2523.00000000000Kidney disease and diabetesKidney disease and diabetesKEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;KidneysEndocrine system;Renal system/Urinary systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Kidney disease may occur later in life as a result of diabetes. Learn about diabetic nephropathy, diagnosis and treatment.</p><p>The <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=kidney-child">kidneys</a> are the body’s filtering system. Blood flows through the blood vessels of the kidneys, where toxins and waste go from the blood to the urine. People with <a href="/Article?contentid=1717&language=English">diabetes</a> are at a higher risk for kidney disease as high blood glucose (sugar) levels and high blood pressure can damage the kidneys over time. This damage results in the kidneys being unable to properly filter the blood. Kidney damage due to diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>High blood pressure and high blood glucose (sugar) can cause damage to the kidneys, which results in them being unable to properly filter the blood.</li> <li>Nephropathy is diagnosed through a urine test.</li> <li>Excellent blood-sugar control, medication and good blood pressure control can help prevent kidney damage or slow progression.</li></ul><figure class="asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Location of the kidneys</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/kidney_location_front_side_EN.png" alt="Side by side comparison of the location of the kidneys in the body from a front view versus side view" /> </figure> <h2>What is diabetic nephropathy</h2><p>Not every person with diabetes will develop diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy rarely occurs before puberty, if it happens at all. Poor <a href="/Article?contentid=1724&language=English">blood (glucose) sugar control</a>, high blood pressure and smoking increase the risk of developing kidney damage.</p><p>Diabetic nephropathy develops slowly and quietly. No signs or symptoms will show until serious kidney damage has happened. Signs and symptoms may include:</p><ul><li>higher blood pressure than usual</li><li>puffy/swollen ankles due to water retention (edema)</li><li>too much protein in the urine (proteinuria).</li></ul><p>Diabetic nephropathy does not increase risk of kidney or bladder infection.</p> <h2>Diagnosis of diabetes-related kidney damage</h2><p>At first, very small amounts of protein are present in the urine. A urine sample can be checked for protein. Your doctor may also want to collect urine over a 24-hour period. The protein that your <a href="/Article?contentid=2511&language=English">diabetes team</a> looks for is called albumin. A very small amount of albumin in the urine is called microalbuminuria. If kidney disease worsens, the amount of albumin in the urine increases.</p><h2>Treatment of diabetes-related kidney damage </h2><p>The following can help prevent kidney damage or slow its progression significantly:</p><ul><li>Excellent <a href="/Article?contentid=1724&language=English">blood sugar control</a> </li><li>Medication (ask your diabetes team for details)</li><li>Good blood pressure control</li></ul><p>It is very important to screen for kidney damage and treat when present. If diabetic nephropathy is left untreated, they may develop <a href="/Article?contentid=936&language=English">kidney failure​</a>. In this condition, the person needs dialysis or a kidney transplant.</p> ​​ https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/kidney_location_front_side_EN.pngKidney disease and diabetesFalse

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